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Hello,
 
I would like to welcome all new and returning student athletes, along with their families, to the 2015-16 academic school year! Here at Western Sierra, we are excited to get the sport seasons started. We will offer over 24 different athletic teams that the students from grades 7-12 can choose to participate based upon school grade level and season of sport. To get this year started, there are a few items I would like to bring your attention to that will help us get the ball rolling.
 
Fall Sports
 
We will offer the following teams:
  • High School—Football, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer, Dance
  • Middle School—Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Cheer, Dance
Winter Sports
 
We will offer the following teams:
  • High School--Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Middle School--Girls soccer, Boys Basketball, Cheer, Dance
Spring Sports
 
We will offer the following teams:
  • High School--Baseball, Softball, Track, Boys Volleyball 
  • Middle School--Girls Volleyball, Boys Grass Volleyball, Track
 
There will be an opportunity to sign up during registration and the first week of school.
 
Athletic funding
 
We have been fortunate these past 4 years to have the support of families that have made
financial contributions to our athletic department in support of our programs. The Voluntary Athletic Contribution (VAC) was successful and helped us meet the costs for fields, uniforms, equipment, officials, coaches, etc. Moving forward, we are excited to be a part of launching a new annual giving campaign within our Rocklin Academy Family of Schools. We will work closely with our PSP and support the roll-outthat will be announced at the Back to School night in a few weeks.

Sports Physicals
 
If you are a high school student athlete, grades 9-12, then you must have a current physical on file. This yearly physical must be completed by a medical professional with a clearance form that authorizes you to play athletics must be turned into the athletic department. We will be providing FREE to our students, athletic physicals. Beheshteh Nakhaee, MD will again offer her time and professionalism for our students. Dr. Nakhaee will be accompanied by Dr. Hedge. Both are physicians at Sutter Roseville. Please send me an email to register for your physical at mwells@rocklinacademy.org
 
Coaches
 
We have always had strong support from the community and our parents in meeting the
coaching needs of our programs. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss.

Parent/Coach Communication

I would like to share with you a document, located in the attachments, for parents and coaches centered around the communication expectations for all concerned. As our athletic programs continue to grow, the communication process, in what can be a very passionate environment, should be understood and appreciated. Please open the attached document to see the expectations for parents and coaches that will help everyone create a positive experience for our students.

This two-page tri-fold will be available in hard copy as needed.
 
I am excited to get this year going! Your students are developing a clear focus towards positive attitudes, academics, work ethic, and sportsmanship. Together, we will win and have fun!
 
Thanks,

Mike Wells
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
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2016-2017 Sports Schedule
See MaxPreps for all scoring and schedule updates:  www.maxpreps.com
 
Following is the schedule of sports for this school year. Note that the league has changed the middle school soccer season schedule this year. See the individual sports web pages for season schedules.
 
High school:

Fall: football, cross-country, girls volleyball

Winter: boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer, girls soccer

Spring: track & field, boys volleyball, boys baseball, girls softball 

Middle school:

Fall: cross-country, girls basketball

Winter: boys basketball, girls soccer

Spring: track, girls volleyball, boys soccer

 
Have you met Mike Wells yet? 
If you are a student interested in participating in our athletics program or have a new sport you'd like to initiate, don't hesitate to talk to Mike Wells, our Athletic Director mwells@rocklinacademy.org.

 If you are an adult interested in helping establish this program for WSCA, please note that we have coaching opportunities for program heads and assistants. Please contact Mike for more information.
 
GO WOLVES!